Forums in the Game Design Niche

These are the 50 most relevant discussion forums in the game design niche. Some of these forums focus exclusively on the game design niche while others may only devote one or two sub-forums to it.

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1. www.ivory.co.uk
Enter the Ivory Game Maker UK Forum to discuss all things board game related. If you need help making a new game, maybe the help of others would be beneficial.
https://www.ivory.co.uk/gamemaker/forum  

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2. SportsJournalists.com
SportsJournalists.com is the Internet's most popular gathering place for journalists.
http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/  

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3. Graphic Design Forums: A friendly forum for designers
For all your graphic design & website design related discussion, advice & assistance. FREE TO JOIN so come & say hello :-)
http://www.graphicdesignforums.co.uk/  

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4. www.go4expert.com
Forum has 96,809 posts.
https://www.go4expert.com/forums/  

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5. RaGEZONE
Create your own MMO and MMORPG game server or find free MMORPG servers. Download the latest MMORPG server files or sell your game gold and mmorpg account. We also have programming tutorials ,...
https://forum.ragezone.com/  

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6. Circlo
Online Magazine Covering the eCommerce Industry
http://www.designerstalk.com/forums/  

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7. Webmaster
TalkFreelance
https://www.talkfreelance.com/  

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8. Graphic Design
vBulletin Forums
http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/forum/  

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9. Game Career Guide Forums
Learn everything you need to know to get into the videogame industry!
http://www.gamecareerguide.com/forums/  

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10. Shoryuken Forums
Largest fighting game community on the web
https://forums.shoryuken.com/  

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11. Kingdom Hearts Insider
Kingdom Hearts game series discussion forum
http://forums.khinsider.com/  

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12. BRP Central - The Chaosium forums
https://basicroleplaying.org/  

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13. Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game
https://stargatetherpg.com/forums/  

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14. UrbanToronto
UrbanToronto Forum
https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/  

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15. Cre8asiteforums Marketing and
An online community for marketing, managing, and making websites that work. Established 1998. Owned by Internet Marketing Ninjas.
http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums/  

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16. PSPgweber Forums
Forum has 90,618 members.
http://www.pspgweber.com/forums/  

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17. RPG Maker Forums
Forum software by XenForo
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/  

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18. V7N
Friendliest webmaster forum on the Internet! Discuss graphic design, scripting, web hosting issues or search engine optimization.
http://www.v7n.com/forums/  

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19. International Web Developers N
The International Web Developers Network, free registration and resources for all website developers.
http://www.iwdn.net/  

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20. Tech Support Guy
Just missed out on a spot in the top 25.
http://forums.techguy.org/  

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21. NeoGAF
It's a video game message board on the internet
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/  

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22. The Garage Journal
Forum has 213,102 members.
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/  

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23. rpgcodex > check our fundraiser drive for Monomyth on the front page. Also fuck you Haba
Our highly prestigious RPG forums. We're an angry bunch.
https://rpgcodex.net/forums/  

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24. boardgamegeek.com
https://boardgamegeek.com/forums/region/1/bgg  

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25. Urban Terror Forums
https://www.urbanterror.info/forums/  

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26. DesignCommunity
The Design Community web zone is a friendly portal for discussion and mutual support in design, architecture, green building, architectural graphics, community and environmental quality issues.
http://arch.designcommunity.com/  

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27. Techist - Tomorrow's Technology Today
Where tomorrow's tech meets today's minds.
http://www.tech-forums.net/forums/  

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28. Storm8 Community Forums
The official forum for Storm8! Come talk about your favorite games!
https://forums.storm8.com/forum.php  

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29. RPG PUB
Tabletop RPG Discussion
https://www.rpgpub.com/  

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30. Home Theater Forum and Systems
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, home theaters, troubleshooting, projects, DIY’s, product reviews and more!
http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/  

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31. fuk.co.uk
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/  

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32. Webmaster Forums
Forum has 33,807 topics.
http://www.webmasterforums.com/  

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33. www.dreamincode.net
https://www.dreamincode.net/forums/  

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34. kirupaForum
Got a web design/development question or just want to hang out with the most awesome people on the planet? Drop on in!
http://www.kirupa.com/forum/  

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35. WinDrivers Computer Tech Suppo
This is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .
https://forums.windrivers.com/forum.php  

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36. RunningForums.com
This website is for sale! runningforums.com is your first and best source for all of the information you’re looking for. From general topics to more of what you would expect to find here,...
http://www.runningforums.com/index.php  

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37. ChiefTalk Forum
https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/  

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38. rpggeek.com
https://rpggeek.com/forums  

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39. forums.giantitp.com
The Giant in the Playground message boards, where fans of the Order of the Stick webcomic congregate to discuss gaming and such.
https://forums.giantitp.com/  

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40. Giant in the Playground Forums
Forum has 12,754,952 posts.
https://www.giantitp.com/forums/  

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41. CivFanatics Forums
Largest fan site for Sid Meier's Civilization series.
http://forums.civfanatics.com/  

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42. bit-tech.net Forums
bit-tech.net's discussion forum. Dedicated to pc case mods, computer hardware, overclocking and gaming.
http://forums.bit-tech.net/  

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43. PLR Database
https://www.plrdatabase.net/forum/  

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44. Apolyton Civilization Site
Forum Description
https://apolyton.net/forum.php  

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45. Steve Jackson Games Forums
Just made it into the top 50!
https://forums.sjgames.com/  

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46. BigFooty
AFL Australian Rules Football forum, footy blogs and aussie rules community. Live game chat.
https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/  

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47. Black Sea Studios Forums
Black Sea Studios forums
http://forums.blackseastudios.com/  

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48. The Forums of Sir Terry Pratchett OBE
All the latest news and discussions about Terry Pratchett’s books, Discworld, events and more… Register here for the official Terry Pratchett forums
http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/forum/  

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49. AtariAge Forums
Forum has 2,931,191 posts.
https://atariage.com/forums/index.php  

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50. Arcade@Home™ Forums
https://www.arcadeathome.com/forums/  

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About the Game Design Niche

Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or for educational, exercise, or experimental purposes. Increasingly, elements and principles of game design are also applied to other interactions, in the form of gamification. Game designer and developer Robert Zubek defines game design by breaking it down to its elements, which he says are the following: • Mechanics and systems, which are the rules and objects in the game • Gameplay, which is the interaction between the player and the mechanics and systems • Player experience, which is how users feel when they're playing the game. Games such as board games, card games, dice games, casino games, role-playing games, sports, video games, war games, or simulation games benefit from the principles of game design. Academically, game design is part of game studies, while game theory studies strategic decision making. Source: WikiPedia

Saki Says...

Yikes - this is a VERY competitive niche but if you had a forum in this niche you could potentially make a lot of money!